USA Team Picked For Oktoberfest 7s

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Phil Greening will lead a USA Men's 7s team at the Oktoberfest Sevens next weekend in Munich, Germany.

Held at the former Olympic stadium in Munich, the event will see eight national men’s sevens teams compete before the start of the Olympic season. 

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Oktoberfest Sevens will serve two main purposes for the Eagles Sevens program; primarily giving athletes within the wider player pool more game time while seeing how new faces fair against top international sides. 

Anyone looking to take a claim for a spot on that coveted Olympic Games roster had better perform in Munich.

Three new names will feature in squad including Corey Jones, Gavan D'Amore-Morrison, and Aren Marten, who each stood out during the 2019 Club Sevens National Championships. 


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Morrison was recently contracted with MLR’s Rugby United New York while Jones plays for NAV Sevens and Marten plays for the Kansas City Blues. 

2018-19 Scholz Award-Winner Harley Wheeler is on the roster, as is Maceo Brown, the Grand Canyon University grad who helped lead the Ramblin' Jesters to a RugbyTown title.

The group will be led by USA Men’s Sevens Assistant Coach Greening, with Cody Melphy picked as Captain.

Pool play begins at 8 AM ET on Sept 21 with the USA facing Fiji in Pool B. The Eagles Sevens will play Germany in Game Six and England in Game Ten on the first day of play. Australia, England, New Zealand, and South Africa will comprise Pool A. 

“This is an excellent opportunity early in preseason for these players to showcase against the best sevens nations in the world. We are under no illusion how tough of an assignment this will be,” said Greening. “I have no doubt these athletes will embrace the challenge of representing the United States in what will be a packed and exciting sevens atmosphere in Munich.” 


“I am really excited to see how these young men rise to the challenge with the quality of opposition they will face,” said Mike Friday, who heads up the USA program. “This will be a significant test and, with that, an opportunity for them individually and collectively develop their technical and tactical skills. This group will need to be robust and resilient to meet the challenge and responsibility of wearing the jersey.”

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USA MEN’S SEVENS ROSTER | OKTOBERFEST SEVENS 

PLAYER NAME

POSITION

CLUB

1. Ben Broselle

Utility 

USA Sevens Residency

2. Jake Lachina

Utility 

Army West Point

3. Corey Jones

Forward

NAV Sevens 

4. Gavan Morrison

Forward 

RUNY / Old Blue 

5. Anthony Welmers

Forward

USA Sevens Residency

6. Harley Wheeler

Forward

Rugby ATL

7. Naima Fualaau

Halfback

USA Sevens Residency 

8. Cody Melphy (C)

Halfback

USA Sevens Residency

9. Lauina Falatea

Center

USA Sevens Residency

10. Maceo Brown

Center/Wing

USA Sevens Residency

11. Marcus Tupuola

Center/Wing

USA Sevens Residency

12. Aren Marten

Wing

Kansas City Blues 


USA MEN’S SEVENS STAFF | OKTOBERFEST SEVENS 

Head Coach | Phil Greening

Assistant Coach & Team Manager | JD Stephenson 

Assistant Coach | Anthony Roques

Athletic Trainer | Danielle Allen

Performance Analyst | Dave Gardner 

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